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Odile Defraye

Odile Defraye
Personal information
Full nameOdile Defraye
Born(1888-07-14)14 July 1888
Rumbeke, West Flanders, Belgium
Died21 August 1965(1965-08-21) (aged 77)
Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Team information
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
General classification (1912)
Mountains classification (1912)
3 individual stages (1912)

Stage races

Tour of Belgium (1912)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (1911)
Milan–San Remo (1913)
Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (1910)

Odile Defraye (pronounced [ɔ.dil dɛ.fʁɛj]; Dutch: Odiel Defraeye; 14 July 1888 – 21 August 1965) was a Belgian road racing cyclist who won three stages and the overall title of the 1912 Tour de France, which was the last tour decided by a points system instead of overall best time.[1] He was the first Belgian to win the Tour and was only invited to join Alcyon's all-French team at a late stage for publicity purposes.

In the 1913 Tour de France, Defraye held the overall lead after stages 2 through 5 before relinquishing the lead on the Tourmalet to Stage 6 and eventual winner Philippe Thys. He participated in six tours between 1909 and 1924 but his victory Tour was the only one that he completed.[2]

Other major wins include the 1913 Milan–San Remo, a one-day classic, and four stages and the overall for the 1912 Tour of Belgium.

Career achievements

Major results

1st Tour of Flanders (Amateur edition)
1st Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
1st National Road Championships - Road race
Winner Tour de France
1st Stages 2, 7 & 9
Winner Tour of Belgium
1st Stages 2, 3, 6 & 7
3rd l'Étoile Carolorégienne
5th Paris-Roubaix
1st Milan–San Remo
Tour of Belgium
Stage 6
Tour of Belgium
Stage 6

Grand Tour results timeline

1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924
Stages won
Tour de France DNF-2 DNE DNE 1 DNF-6 DNF-10 N/A N/A N/A N/A DNF-4 DNF-3 DNE DNE DNE DNF-6
Stages won 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Vuelta a España N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stages won
1 Winner
2–3 Top three-finish
4–10 Top ten-finish
11– Other finish
DNE Did not enter
DNF-x Did not finish (retired on stage x)
DNS-x Did not start (not started on stage x)
HD Finished outside time limit (occurred on stage x)
DSQ Disqualified
N/A Race/classification not held
NR Not ranked in this classification


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